Story dated 19 July, 2003

So what would you say if I said there was a new pinball just released which has no slingshots, no ramps, no multiball and not even any display?

Has Stern gone mad?

Well, no it's nothing to do with them, but perhaps you'll understand some more when I tell you that the ball isn't the usual 1 1/16" diameter, but in fact only 150 microns.

Yes, this is almost certainly the world's smallest pinball game and it comes to you courtesy of the good folks at Sensor and Microsystem Group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

It's not much beyond the whitewood stage but is an early picture:

The group concentrates on silicon-based sensors and actuators and naturally thought a pinball game would demonstrate their technology.

Obviously the ruleset is still at an early stage but the theme is shaping up nicely. With those great bumper features and all that silicon we have to be looking at Barb Wire 2.

If you'd like to see the game in full flow, you can download a Div-x movie here.



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